Judge Info - Ronald Schmidt

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, August 31, 2009
Retirement Announced 9/30/2009

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Relatively high level of breed bias. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.

Traits

Each judge on ShowDog.Com gives a different amount of weight to each trait of the dogs that they judge in each show.  Below is a table of which traits Ronald Schmidt looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter Very Low
Hindquarter Very Low
Gait Very Low
Top Neck and Back Very High
Coat Normal
Size/Height Very Low
Feet Very Low

Favorite Handlers

Each judge has a preference for certain handlers.  These preferences may be based on past experiences, showing style, or just plain old dirty politics.  This preference is completely separate from the quality of the exhibitor, which DOES come into play in the show ring.  Ronald Schmidt has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Dan Adams
2 Norma Young
3 Jeff Wehlan
4 Willie Cundiff
5 Katy Murrell
6 Beah McEwen
7 John Rome
8 Bob Coke
9 Jessa McKinnley
10 Debbie Merrill
11 Jean Infante
12 Jay McHaney
13 Ster Coaxum
14 Kennis Greiner
15 Marc Buchhelt
16 Aimeene Good
17 Edna Dixon
18 Robert Pouk
19 Rogane Tuller
20 Terry Galloway
21 June Dixon
22 Matt Moore
23 Stew Kellermen
24 Duane Rawley
25 Riely Whalen

Only the top 25 are listed for the sake of brevity.

Recent Judged Shows

Below is a list of the shows recently judged by this judge. 

Show Date Best in Show
Humboldt Collie Show 5/5/2018
PointyHead 125 4/22/2018
Keeskee Spring Pekingese Specialty 4/15/2018
Shetland Sheepdog March 14th Specialty 3/14/2018
March Kooiker Specialty 6 2/7/2018
First Days of Silence 1/1/2018
GSD Classic III 12/10/2017
Swissies Show Off 42 8/7/2017
Great Dane Ready for Spring 4 3/25/2017
White Fluff 46 3/1/2017


Did you know?
The third obedience title is a UD, or "Utility Dog", which is earned through competition in the Utility obedience class